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2010-10-08 15:30:00

Outspoken police chief reportedly to be freed, but may not be free to return to Tindouf refugee camps in Algeria to see his family or speak for peace with other Sahrawis WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY) wrote to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, joining other Congress members and international human rights advocates expressing concern for the safety of Mustapha Salma Ould Sidi Mouloud, the outspoken Sahrawi leader whose whereabouts are still...

2010-02-03 15:37:00

Letter from Bipartisan Refugee Caucus Co-Chairs follows meetings with Congress and visits to region by LOST's Jeff Fahey, USCRI's Lavinia Limon, and former US Amb. Michael Ussery WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week, US House of Representatives Refugee Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-FL) called on the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to "actively work" to protect Sahrawi refugees in Polisario-controlled camps near Tindouf in southern...

2009-10-29 15:55:00

New USCRI report, "Stonewalling on Refugee Rights," documents Sahrawi refugee rights abuse in Algeria WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Being a refugee shouldn't be a life sentence -- but that's exactly what it's become for millions of refugees who have been confined to camps and denied their freedom, some for 30 years," said LOST cast member & international advocate Jeff Fahey. On Tuesday he went to Capitol Hill with the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)...

2005-08-18 07:49:26

By Souhail Karam RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco prepared to welcome home on Thursday the last 404 prisoners of war who were held by Western Sahara's exiled Polisario Front independence movement, many of them for almost two decades. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said the release in Tindouf, Algeria, followed U.S. mediation. The men were being flown to Morocco to be reunited with their families. The release could ease tensions between Morocco and Algeria in a region...

2005-08-18 06:30:50

GENEVA (Reuters) - Western Sahara's exiled Polisario Front independence movement on Thursday freed its last 404 Moroccan prisoners of war, many held for almost two decades, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said. The neutral Geneva-based humanitarian agency said the handover in Tindouf, southwest Algeria, followed mediation by the United States. The freed men were being flown to Morocco to be reunited with their families. "The Polisario Front today (Thursday)...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'